Written February 28, 2014
THIS WAS AMAZING! I FELT LIKE I WAS IN THE THEATER. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE GONE TO SEE A PLAY IN A MOVIES THEATER. THE PRODUCTION WAS EXCELLENT THE STORY WAS WONDERFUL. THEY CALLED THE HORSES "PUPPETS" BUT IT FELT MORE LIKE THEY WERE CAST MEMBERS / ACTORS. THE HORRORS OF WW I AND WHAT BOTH MEN AND HORSES WENT THROUGH WAS EXPRESSED SO WELL WITHOUT BEING VISUALLY GRIZZLY.
I HIGHLY RECOMMENDED IT TO FRIENDS TO GO SEE, AND I WOULD GO TO SEE OTHER THEATER EVENTS LIKE THIS
Written March 23, 2014
If you can't find the dosh or time to fly across the pond to see a National Theatre production live, this is as close as you're going to get. And is is AMAZING! This is no "one camera, set it, and forget it" filming of a live theatrical production. This is a multi-camera, incredibly well thought out, moving experience. This format allows theatre fans to experience great theatre at an affordable price.
This production of "War Horse" was inventive, ingenious, and brilliantly acted. With little to no set, the lighting and bare minimum suggestion of structures conveys a sense of place and time. The horses breath and move so realistically, one forgets that they are actually puppets!
Do yourself a favour and see ANY filmed National Theatre production!
Written March 01, 2014
I had seen War Horse on Broadway. Thought seeing it filmed Live on Stage from London's West End would be another great experience with this wonderful play. I was so right on. It amazing. Loved the conversation with the author and the director during intermission. It's such a wonderful story. If this is shown again, I say this is a must go, not to be missed, event.
Written February 28, 2014
Go to see the amazing puppetry. Uncanny to realize that the puppeteers become invisible, and you see only the horses (and the splendid goose).
The story breaks down somewhat in the war years and the ending is too abrupt.
Written March 11, 2014
My family enjoyed the movie War Horse, so I was excited to learn that it would be shown as a live theater production. A friend had seen the traveling production in Toronto, Canada. She had told me for a couple of years about how amazing the puppetry was for the horses & that by the end of the show, the puppeteers had faded to the background & all she saw was the horse itself. When I saw this would be playing at our local movie theater I jumped at the chance to see it with my friend & with my grandfather. We were all impressed with how well the movie had been adapted for the stage & the stage production to a live filming. My friend was a little disappointed as she remarked that in viewing what was shown on screen, we missed some of the side movements & production elements that can only be seen in a truly live, in person performance. Having grown up on the east coast & seeing Broadway productions on a regular basis. I am thrilled to have live productions available in this format.